Helpful Hint:

The North Texas Food Bank has nutrition classes and resources for emergency food.

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You will need nutritious food such as fruits, vegetables, meats, beans, eggs, dairy foods and whole grains for your health and that of the baby. Foods rich in Folic Acid are really important (such as orange juice, spinach, melon, broccoli, peas, fortified cereals) and a multivitamin with with 400 micrograms of folic acid is important. Candy, cakes, sodas, and chips are empty calories and should be eliminated or limited.

Get Help: Food & Housing

Food and Nutrition Resources
Eating well is important while you are pregnant – for you and your baby. Here are some resources that will help you get the good nutrition you need.

Food Benefits Application
The application for Medicaid contains a section to apply for Food Benefits (formerly Food Stamps). Simply fill out the section of the Medicaid application for Food Benefits.

If you don’t need Medicaid, but want to apply for Food Stamps, click here.


WIC – Women, Infants and Children (

  • The WIC food packages provide supplemental foods designed to meet the special nutritional needs of low-income prednisone pregnant, breastfeeding, non-breastfeeding postpartum women, infants and children up to five years of age. 
  • WIC program educates mothers on the proper nutrition for babies and young children. 
  • Services are provided throughout Dallas County. 
  • Clients are seen by appointment only. To make an appointment call (214) 670-7200 at the City of Dallas Health Department. For a list of area WIC clinics click here.


View Other Resources for Food

Call 211 for other food resources in Dallas County


Housing Options
Many situations are not what we would like for them to be. For example, the economy has made it harder for some prednisone people to have a permanent living situation. Others may find themselves in situations that are not safe. The following are links to local housing options should you need temporary housing. The list contains links to agencies that help with Temporary Housing and/or Child Care for Homeless Youth; Temporary Housing for Low-Income Families; Temporary Housing for Families with HIV/AIDS; Housing Assistance Programs; Transitional Housing for Female Ex-Offenders; and Temporary Housing for Low-Income Families (Recovery and/or Domestic Violence). 

Temporary Housing and/or Child Care for Homeless Youth 

  • Promise House 
    Emergency youth shelter up to 30 days, youth age 10-17 
  • Vogel Alcove (homeless child care) 
    7557 Rambler Road, Suite 262
    Dallas, Texas 75231
    (214) 368-8686 


Temporary Housing for Low-Income Families 

  • Adventist Community Services 
    418 E. Tarrant Rd
    Grand Prairie, TX 75050
    Emergency shelter for families 1-3 days 
  • Dallas Life Foundation
    1100 Cadiz
    Dallas, Texas 75215
    (214) 421-1380
    Emergency shelter for men, women and children; food, counseling, vocational classes, employment service provided 
  • Family Gateway 
    711 S. St. Paul Street
    Dallas, Texas 75201
    (214) 741-6515 
    Short and long term transitional housing (up to one year) for homeless families and children  
  • Interfaith Housing Coalition 
    5600 Ross Avenue
    Dallas, Texas 75206
    (214) 827-7220 
    Transitional 90-day housing program for families and children Six (6) months required. Full families accepted. Must have or look-ing for nizagara full-time employment.
  • Salvation Army—various locations 
    5302 Harry Hines Boulevard (homeless shelter)
    Dallas, Texas 75235
    (214) 424-7000 
    Salvation Army offers a wide array of services for homeless fami-lies, families with addiction, domestic violence, etc. 
  • Union Gospel Mission—The Center of Hope 
    4815 Cass Street
    Dallas, Texas 75235
    (214) 638-2988
    Homeless shelter for women and children 


Temporary Housing for Families with HIV/AIDS 

  • AIDS Services of Dallas 
    400 South Zang, Suite 610, LB21
    Dallas, Texas 75208
    (214) 941-9523
    Provides low-cost medically supportive housing to families with HIV/AIDS
  • Bryan’s House 
    (214) 559-3946
    Housing Assistance and case management for fami-lies with a child with HIV/AIDS or other serious ill-ness
  • Department of Health and Human Services 
    Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS
    (214) 819-1849  
  • Welcome House, Inc.—Project Extended Arms 
    4202 S. Lancaster Road
    Dallas, Texas 75216
    (214) 421-3948  


Housing Assistance Programs 

  • Dallas Housing Authority 
    3939 N. Hampton Road
    Dallas, Texas 75212
    (214) 951-8474
    Family Self-Sufficiency ProgramServices include case management, housing vouchers and rental assistance (currently unavailable) 
  • Department of Health and Human 
    2377 Stemmons, Suite 600
    Dallas, Texas 75207
    (214) 819-2100
    Homeless Outreach Program (214) 819-1800
    Housing Program (214) 819-1871—Housing vouchers,
    Section 8, rental assistance  
  • Garland Housing Agency 
    (972) 205-3393
    Section 8 Housing


Transitional Housing for Female Ex-Offenders 

  • Exodus Ministries, Inc. 
    4630 Munger Avenue, #110
    Dallas, Texas 75205
    (214) 827-3773
    Serves female ex-offenders who demonstrate the willingness to make positive changes 


Temporary Housing for Low-Income Families (Recovery and/or Domestic Violence)

  • 24 Hour Club (Recovery)
    4636 Ross Avenue
    Dallas, Texas 75204
    (214) 823-3200
    AA meetings on location and transitional housing
  • Austin Street Center
    (214) 428-4242
    Provides emergency shelter and substance abuse counseling
  • Brighter Tomorrows (domestic violence shelter)
    P.O. Box 532151
    Grand Prairie, Texas 75053
    (972) 262-8383
  • The Family Place (domestic violence shelter)
    P.O. Box 7999
    Dallas, Texas 75209
    24-hour crisis hotline (214) 941-1991
    Offer shelter and transitional housing for families dealing with domestic violence 
  • Genesis Shelter (domestic violence shelter)
    4411 Lemmon Ave, Suite 201
    Dallas, Texas 75219
    (214) 946-4357 24 hrs.Offer
    Offer 24/7 free hotline, emergency shelter, and additional housing for up to one year (for 18 families) 
  • Hope's Door (domestic violence shelter) 
    820 Ave. F, Suite 100
    Plano, Texas 75074
    (972) 422-2911
    (972) 422-7233 24hrs.
    Serves women and children who are victims of domestic violence, up to 30 days, includes food, clothing, and counseling, support groups 
  • Micah House 
    3066 Walnut Hill Lane
    Dallas, Texas 75229
    (214) 562-3524 (Teresa James)
    Serves women and their children leaving addictive or abusive situations with a sheltered, safe haven and FREE assistance
  • New Beginnings (domestic violence shelter) 
    218 N. 10th street
    Garland, Texas 75040
    (972) 276-0057
    Counseling, emergency shelter, transitional housing for victims and children, legal advocacy
  • Salvation Army (various locations)
    5302 Harry Hines Blvd (homeless shelter)
    Dallas, Texas 75235
    (214) 424-7000
    Salvation Army offers a wide array of services for homeless families, families with addiction, domestic violence, etc. 
  • Welcome House Inc. 
    921 N. Peak Street
    Dallas, Texas 75204
    (214) 887-0696
    (Office)Transitional housing and support services for people in recovery